Westgate House & Barn - Bed & Breakfast

The Area

The Fens have a unique atmosphere and beauty all of their own. The area is popular for bird watching, walking and cycling.

Several country pubs serve meals and there is a choice of restaurants in Holbeach and Spalding.

Westgate House is conveniently situated to visit the market towns and magnificent churches across south Lincolnshire, including the beautiful Georgian town of Stamford. Royal Sandringham and the north Norfolk coast are within easy reach.

In the nearby village of Moulton the tallest windmill in England is now open to the public, following complete restoration.

Places of interest

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens Ayscoughfee Hall Museum is set in a Medieval Hall dating back to around 1451. This fascinating grade I listed building includes exhibitions, displays and educational opportunities for all to enjoy.
www.ayscoughfee.org
Moulton Windmill Moulton Windmill is a restored windmill claimed to be the tallest in the United Kingdom. The mill has 9 floors and measures 100 ft (29.6 metres) to the top of the cap. In full working order again after a mammoth restoration, Moulton mill is the tallest working windmill in Great Britain and one of the tallest worldwide.
www.moultonwindmill.co.uk
RSPB Frampton Marsh Frampton Marsh has had a major new extension to this coastal wetland reserve including a reed bed, large freshwater scrapes and wet grassland. These habitats have all been created to bring the wildlife of the Wash closer to you. New facilities include a visitor centre with toilets; the centre has a refreshments area where you can get a hot or cold drink and a snack. We also have three hides - two with 360-degree views - and over 3 km of new footpaths to explore.
www.rspb.org.uk
South Holland Centre South Holland Centre in Spalding, hosts a variety of events including regular cinema and theatre. It has a café bar providing drinks and snacks.
www.southhollandcentre.co.uk
Moulton WindmillSpalding Water Taxi Spalding Water Taxi runs regular trips, throughout the summer, from Springfields to Spalding town centre. The journey takes 30 minutes along the peaceful Coronation Channel and River Welland.
www.spaldingwatertaxi.co.uk
Springfields Outlet Shopping & Gardens Springfields Outlet Shopping and Festival Gardens is a popular venue where there are around 70 shops selling goods at discounted prices, along with restaurants and gardens.
www.springfieldsshopping.co.uk
Pinchbeck Engine Museum Pinchbeck Engine and Land Drainage Museum. The Pinchbeck Engine is a restored beam engine, an impressive reminder of the time when man relied on the power of steam to drain the land. Built in 1833 it is a 20 horse-power A-frame low pressure condensing beam engine. Each year the Pinchbeck Pumping Engine lifted an average of 3,000,000 tons of water from the land at a rate of 7,500 gallons per minute. As drainage technology progressed, steam powered drainage engines were replaced with diesel engines, and then with electricity powered pumps. Diesel engines were never introduced on this site. The Pinchbeck Engine has survived in such fantastic condition because the transition, in 1952, from steam power to electricity was direct.
www.wellandidb.org.uk